Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me. I don’t ask you for personal information unless I truly need it. I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or to give you the accredited hours in workshops you participate in.

I don’t store personal information on my servers unless required for the on-going operation of my business.

Website Visitors

This website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Leanne Smith’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use my website.

Leanne Smith also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on my blogs. Leanne Smith only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that she uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Information that you choose to make public is disclosed publicly. If you leave a comment while signed in to WordPress, that comment and information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on your website are all available to others.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Leanne Smith’s websites choose to interact with Leanne Smith in ways that require Leanne Smith to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Leanne Smith gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who comment on my blog to provide a username and email address. I collect email addresses for those who wish to receive updates by email. In each case, Leanne Smith collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Leanne Smith. Leanne Smith does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Leanne Smith may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to this website. For instance, Leanne Smith uses spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Leanne Smith may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Leanne Smith does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Visitors to this site may choose to sign up to workshops, leave feedback or make contact with Leanne Smith. The information collected in those forms is used solely for the purpose of providing that service or reply to the visitor. Leanne Smith discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations (such as NESA) that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Leanne Smith’s behalf or to provide services available at Leanne Smith’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Leanne Smith will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Leanne Smith discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Leanne Smith believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Leanne Smith, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of this website and have supplied your email address, Leanne Smith may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features. Leanne Smith will only publish client feedback with the express permission of that client, and the feedback will be attributed publicly in the form that client chooses, (i.e. full name, initial and surname, school name etc.). I take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Leanne Smith uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Leanne Smith website, and their website access preferences. Visitors to this site who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Leanne Smith’s website, understanding that certain features of Leanne Smith’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Leanne Smith pays fees so that no third party ads feature on this website.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on my servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case I store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Leanne Smith may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Leanne Smith encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.